I love challenges. I am not afraid to get my hands dirty. In a figurative sense as well as in a literal sense.


I love challenges. I am not afraid to get my hands dirty. In a figurative sense as well as in a literal sense.
I am a technician by trade. At heart, I am a farmer. And when it comes to head work, I am a strategist.
This is made visible by my career history: I started with a technical apprenticeship, have a qualification in agriculture and forestry, graduated from university and I completed the Six-Sigma training. In the same way I advise my clients to continuously develop and to react to changing situations flexibly, I also motivate my own actions. Because life is movement. And together, we are capable of moving mountains.
My mixed personality – worker, technician and thinker – makes me the perfect problem solver on many different corporate levels. I can empathize. I can mediate. But I can also set the tone and make decisions when the circumstances require me to. My over 30-year global work experience in the plastics industry and waste management has made me an expert in outsourced management functions. Not only nationally but also on an international basis. My point of main effort is based in China. A work location which has, by now, almost lost the element of “effort”. After years of experience mediating between Chinese and European companies, doing so has become an easy task for me.


— Ing. Johann Spies. MSc

Photograph by Robert Sackl-Kahr | Graz

 

Born in 1968 in Neunkirchen / Austria. Apprenticeship to "chemical laboratory assistant", master craftsman in "plastics technology", skilled worker in "agriculture", matriculation examination, field of study in "Master of Science". Ongoing forms of education: “Executive Master of Business Administration” and “Six Sigma Yellow Belt”. From 1983 onwards worked in the field of plastics technology and waste management nationally as well as internationally. Since 2015 self-employed in own company Spiesconsult. Spoken Languages: German, English and Mandarin Chinese (beginner level).

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